In a major political development, Rahul Gandhi has resigned from his post as the Congress president. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi put forward his resignation as the Congress chief 41 days after 2019 Lok Sabha loss.
In the tweet, Rahul Gandhi released his resignation letter, saying that he takes responsibility for the loss of the Congress party in the 2019 elections. He reasoned his resignation, saying that "accountability is critical for the future growth of the party".
In the tweet, he said that it is an honour for him to serve the Congress party, adding that he owes the country and the organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love.
This development has come weeks after Rahul Gandhi offered to resign as the Congress president on May 25 taking moral responsibility for the defeat embarrassing defeat of the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led by BJP , however, his offer was rejected by the members of the party during the CWC meeting.
Meanwhile, a section of top party leadership had been urging him to take back his decision to resign and continue as the Congress chief. On Monday, Chief Ministers of the Congress-ruled states had met Gandhi at his residence and has pleaded him to change his decision. However, sources had told that Rahul Gandhi did not bulge on his resignation decision even after meeting the senior party leadership.
Amid the resignation drama, speculations were also high that Congress workers from Telangana were vouching for UP General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi to take on as the party chief. Until the party chooses a new president, Motilal Vora will remain the interim president.